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    Scoliosis - What Increases Your Risk

    Things that increase a person's risk for scoliosis include:

    • Family history. Scoliosis is known to run in families. Children-especially daughters-of women who have scoliosis are at increased risk for having scoliosis.2
    • Being female. Girls are more likely than boys to have a significant curve that requires treatment.

    Scoliosis is more common in people who have:

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    Getting a Laminectomy: Before, During, and After

    Laminectomy is one of the most common back surgeries. During a laminectomy, a surgeon removes the rear portion of one or more spinal bones (vertebrae). Bone spurs and ligaments that are pressing on nerves may be removed at the same time. Here's what to expect before, during, and after your laminectomy.

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    • A spinal bone that is pushed forward (forward displacement), usually in the lower back (spondylolisthesis).
    • Missing or abnormally short arms or legs.
    • Other disorders related to tissue development while in the womb.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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